News stories about Venator Materials PLC (NASDAQ:VNTR) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Venator Materials PLC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6287276486751 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Venator Materials PLC (VNTR) traded up $0.13 during trading on Friday, reaching $22.90. 925,866 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 686,443. Venator Materials PLC has a 12-month low of $17.85 and a 12-month high of $26.90.

Venator Materials PLC (NASDAQ:VNTR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.25. The firm had revenue of $582.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $568.31 million. Venator Materials PLC had a net margin of 6.05% and a return on equity of 18.31%. The firm’s revenue was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on VNTR shares. Jefferies Group LLC started coverage on shares of Venator Materials PLC in a research report on Monday, August 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price objective on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) started coverage on shares of Venator Materials PLC in a research report on Monday, August 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price objective on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co started coverage on shares of Venator Materials PLC in a research report on Monday, August 28th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $23.00 price objective on the stock. Barclays PLC started coverage on shares of Venator Materials PLC in a research report on Monday, August 28th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $22.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada started coverage on shares of Venator Materials PLC in a research report on Monday, August 28th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 price objective on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $27.00.

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About Venator Materials PLC

Venator Materials PLC is a manufacturer and marketer of chemical products. The Company is engaged in manufacturing titanium dioxide (TiO2), functional additives, color pigments, timber treatment and water treatment products. It operates through two segments: Titanium Dioxide and Performance Additives.

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